Russia’s latest answer to crowd control: the “Birdiethrower”, a pneumatic machine gun assembled on a standard Tiger armored vehicle that dispatches shuttlecocks at a rate of one sniper shot per second with a 50-meter accuracy range. Cartoon by Vladimir Kremlev of Russia Today.
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has been the beta to Vladimir Putin’s alpha since even before he was elected president in 2008. Now the two are about to switch roles. Check out these political cartoons about Medvedev. They go back as far as 2007, when Medvedev was just a candidate.
The puppet metaphor has dogged outgoing Russian president Dmitriy Medvedev since he took office in 2008. This cartoon by New Zealand-born Alan Moir is among many that will look at the image of Medvedev in a slideshow that will be posted later today at TheWorld.org.